Apprentice Laboratory Technician (Level 3) – Neogene Paints Ltd

About the employer

Neogene Paints Limited are a UK based manufacturer of performance paints and coatings for use in industrial applications.

Established in 1934 as Printa Neogene the company was originally sited at Westbourne Park, Paddington, London. The company produced both inks and paints until moving to the current site in Watford in 1991.

Brief overview of the role

Our apprenticeship offering is a great opportunity to become part of a very successful, highly motivated team. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills through a variety of task-based challenges.

Expected apprenticeship duration

21 months

Possible start date

02 Jan 2019

Vacancy description

Neogene has a long-established presence in the industrial coating industry, with primary focus in the ceramic, glass and plastic coating markets. Neogene operates throughout the globe, selling performance coatings to more than 20 countries. Significant levels of growth in these areas dictates the need for increased staffing levels. Our small team of 20 people has in excess of 300 years total experience with Neogene.

Our apprenticeship offering is a great opportunity to become part of a very successful, highly motivated team. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills through a variety of task-based challenges. You will learn to carry out full batch testing and process control, combined with the formulation and supply of customer samples. Evaluation of raw material performance and product modification will be introduced as you progress through your training. Support will be provided by both QC and product development staff to ensure that your progress as an apprentice is as smooth as possible. A friendly, supportive atmosphere is always present at Neogene, and will help you understand the importance of customer service.

Key tasks:

  • Quality Control Testing
  • Sample Preparation
  • Computer Data Entry
  • Colour Matching
  • Raw Material Evaluation
  • Spray Application of Samples
  • Maintaining Lab Supplies
  • Maintaining a Clean Working Area
  • Liaising with Co-workers
  • Stock Control

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to organise time and multi-task
  • A strong grasp of both English and Mathematics.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is beneficial, combined with a willingness to learn other applications

Personal qualities

  • Highly motivated and hard working.
  • Able to work in a high-pressure department
  • Smart appearance.
  • Prepared to work outside normal hours if required

Desired qualifications

The preferred candidate will have achieved a Grade C/4 or higher in GCSE English and Maths, or an equivalent such as Functional Skills Level 2. In some cases, consideration may be given to candidates who lacks these qualifications though has considerable experience in a relevant sector; however this is at the discretion of the employer.

Future prospects

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in material testing and related areas.

This pathway also offers the participant an opportunity to work in a variety of settings, supporting a wide range of engineering projects.

The experience & qualifications gained from this apprenticeship will prove invaluable to the successful candidate.

Hertfordshire|
37.5 Monday - Friday|
£5.90 - £7.38 per hour (dependent on age and experience)